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Table 2 Effect of foliar spray application of fulvic acid on some growth characters of some faba bean varieties (combined analysis of two seasons)

From: Improve quality and productivity of some faba bean cultivars with foliar application of fulvic acid

Growth characters of four faba bean cultivars
Treatment Plant height (cm) (PH) No. branches plant−1) (BN) No. leaves plant−1 (LN) Total dry weight (TDW) (g plant−1)
A B C A B C A B C A B C
Effect of fulvic acid
 0.0 gL−1 59.31 72.61 90.78 3.64 4.50 5.67 45.71 52.40 59.33 20.92 39.60 49.80
 3.0 gL−1 69.40 83.59 103.69 4.73 5.76 5.79 47.82 58.54 62.62 25.76 42.56 54.61
 6.0 gL−1 78.35 96.68 110.50 4.52 4.70 5.87 50.90 62.63 65.10 29.67 48.50 59.96
 9.0 gL−1 86.22 102.77 113.71 5.61 5.82 5.91 53.61 63.72 66.90 32.80 51.33 64.34
 L. S.D. at 5% 5.01 7.39 3.91 1.01 1.12 n.s. 1.29 2.11 n.s. 2.96 3.12 3.81
Effect of cultivars
 Nubaria 2 66.70 81.80 102.92 4.61 4.80 5.69 44.36 55.80 62.87 24.67 38.81 47.31
 Sakha 1 60.91 71.96 89.83 3.62 3.78 4.83 42.45 51.39 60.68 21.11 34.70 44.57
 Sakha 3 73.82 86.25 108.74 4.73 4.86 5.29 47.42 58.30 63.53 27.91 47.81 54.32
 Sakha 4 76.73 91.34 112.65 4.84 4.95 5.59 49.39 60.51 64.42 29.18 49.51 59.39
 L. S.D. at 5% 2.88 5.89 3.01 0.87 1.02 n.s. 5.80 1.89 0.90 2.58 3.01 2.44
Effect of interaction
 0.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 68.66 80.46 109.56 4.72 4.84 5.50 45.12 55.20 59.70 22.39 41.60 52.30
  Sakha 1 64.54 76.55 104.47 3.43 3.63 4.69 43.31 51.39 56.61 19.20 38.71 50.87
  Sakha 3 71.45 84.64 113.38 4.76 4.82 5.85 46.05 57.43 60.52 27.91 46.81 55.32
  Sakha 4 75.38 89.73 115.29 4.80 4.91 5.60 48.90 58.54 62.43 30.18 49.52 59.71
 3.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 73.29 87.82 116.19 4.72 5.79 5.89 48.80 58.43 61.32 25.33 45.72 56.50
  Sakha 1 66.61 81.91 109.40 3.61 4.81 5.49 45.74 55.52 59.20 21.10 40.83 53.47
  Sakha 3 78.30 92.06 118.90 4.39 5.56 5.81 49.67 61.60 63.11 30.52 48.91 59.36
  Sakha 4 82.95 89.42 122.81 4.94 5.66 5.92 52.58 64.71 66.93 33.61 51.80 63.74
 6.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 79.87 92.21 118.72 5.52 6.60 7.39 50.40 59.72 62.83 28.39 47.66 59.96
  Sakha 1 71.78 84.34 113.64 4.40 5.51 6.32 47.36 57.85 60.74 23.20 43.60 55.85
  Sakha 3 80.67 96.79 120.56 5.67 6.59 7.49 57.27 62.85 64.60 31.43 50.07 64.18
  Sakha 4 86.59 99.58 123.48 6.70 7.79 7.86 57.80 65.44 67.54 34.54 54.43 66.70
 9.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 83.40 96.60 121.39 5.71 6.76 7.79 53.01 61.22 63.48 31.60 50.01 61.86
  Sakha 1 77.39 89.76 116.20 4.69 5.59 6.66 49.92 59.33 61.34 26.48 47.80 59.70
  Sakha 3 83.20 100.85 124.10 6.33 7.72 7.84 56.83 63.50 65.33 33.72 54.76 66.42
  Sakha 4 86.61 106.94 125.33 7.16 7.89 7.93 59.74 66.61 68.43 37.29 58.32 68.39
 L. S.D. at 5% 2.93 3.89 2.06 1.02 n.s. n.s. 2.16 1.87 n.s. 2.90 1.97 2.02
  1. A after 75 days from sowing, B after 90 days from sowing, C after 105 days from sowing